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Cacapon Outdoor Activities
August 10, 2020 @ 1:01 am - August 13, 2020 @ 1:01 am
When visiting Cacapon, enjoy these programs and experiences during your visit or stay. All programs and activities begin at the Campfire Circle near the Nature Center unless noted**. The Nature Center is typically open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. Most programs are one hour in length and begin at the nature center or campfire circle. Activity flier is posted at the nature center.
Monday, August 10, 2020
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi
This class will help increase balance, flexibility, and focus on connection to mind, body, & spirit. Gazebo Area (1 hour)
10:30 a.m. Nature Journal Walk
Discover a new mountain bike trail while learning about tree health and structure. Bring your own journal and pencil or we will provide paper and colored pencils to take home your drawing. YPP
1:30 p.m. Stream Study
Discover what makes a stream healthy and what unlikely critters may be hiding in plain sight! Meet at Nature Center. You may want to bring shoes to get wet. YPP
3:30 p.m. Box Turtle Game
Learn how you can help save the eastern box turtles while playing a fun game! YPP
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
10:30 a.m. Leave No Trace on the Trail
Learn about LNT principles for all types of hiking followed by a short hike. YPP
1:30 p.m. Orienteering 101
Learn the basic use of a compass on our new course! YPP
3:30 p.m. Knot-Tying 101
Learn how to tie three common knots followed by activity. YPP
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
10:30 a.m. WV Trees
Learn some common WV trees and using the Young People’s Series guide to Trees checklist. Let’s take a walk, then followed by a craft. YPP
1:30 p.m. Wildflower Meadow Walk
Learn all about the park’s native wildflowers and pollinators. YPP
Thursday, August 13, 2020
10:30 a.m. Nature Art
Join local artist and volunteer for a fun morning of nature drawing. From stick figures to the Mona Lisa, you will have a take home masterpiece! All ages welcome. Materials provided.
1:30 p.m. History Walk
Take a stroll through the lower lake area to learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their time here.
Young People for Parks
YPP is an environmental education program for children ages 6-16. To complete the program, participants attend three specified activities during their stay. These programs are indicated on the weekly program by the YPP logo. Participants will also complete the information on a special YPP brochure. After turning it in to the park’s naturalist, each participant will receive a state park incentive for participating in three specified programs. All ages are welcome!
Nature Center operations and programs are following recommended social distancing guidelines established by the governor of 6’ apart and maximum gathering of 25. Programs will be first come, first served. Please wear masks when indoors. Let’s all have a fun & safe summer together!